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    ADD/ ADHD

    I disagree on the symptoms vs. the label. My parents sought specialist care for me when I was really little, not informed of that until my late teens. At the time the best guess was ADHD, but I was too young to be diagnosed with something like that. I was said to have lots of tantrums...
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    Abortion law changes and challenges

    I agree, but I feel like when it comes to really following the details, there's enough people already doing that, especially who are in the US and sharing that with others. My energy is going to different things. So not head in the sand, but much more focused on other issues.
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    Abortion law changes and challenges

    I'm not following the details - it's the US and I just don't see the point of wasting my energy on it. I do see information, I'm just not seeking it out/paying close attention to all the details that do get brought up. It's so f***ing backwards and not much can be done about it from here. I...
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    Abortion law changes and challenges

    The end quote code just got cut out, I editted in for you.
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    Illnesses & Travel

    It sounds a bit too strict, especially to jump to from where we are now, but I would like to see some middle ground between here and Brazil.
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    Illnesses & Travel

    There are other stories of people who were quarantined too, sometimes newborns who were exposed at the hospital. For immigration, leave room for explanation & ideally documentation for medical issues, if it's reasonable to become vaccinated, require it before one can immigrate
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    Last Post Thread

    Hopefully you'll be fine. My numbers really make no sense to me. Before things used to all match up HAE attacks, lymph node swelling, high white cell count. Now though there seems to be no connection between things. White cell count was about 18 last time, I was feeling good. Today I'm not...
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    Last Post Thread

    Results are in. Back to be in normal range, but right on the threshold l ie. right at 11.0 billion cells in a liter. It's my neutrophils that appear to be the culprit - also right on the nose at 7.5 billion, with the range being 1.8-7.5. @Northind let me know if you need some spare ones :p
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    Illnesses & Travel

    The story I've been referring to - 3 Alberta kids in isolation after potentially being exposed to measles at airport If we're telling people like this to stay home to protect others (when they are already more vulnerable than most of the public) surely we can tell would-be international...
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    Illnesses & Travel

    I'm not suggesting to quarantine people, I'm brought that up as it was actually done to a family. Probably not legally enforced, but when a family has 2 children who are immunocompromised they understand the risks and how it can impact others so followed through (luckily they did not end up...
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    Last Post Thread

    Lab went well today. The techs hate using my forearms, I can feel the veins quite well although they aren't very visible. I think I would have problems just because of the depth, but that's moreso anxiety of the needle thing. She found a spot she could see though and used that and was...
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    Living in Canada as a foreigner

    Nope on that last one - F is not something I know. If I'm stuck with a thermostat that's in F I'm googling the conversion. 100 F is hot and -40 F = -40 C but 21 C vs 25 C I constantly forget. I think that's true for a majority of my generation and younger.
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    Living in Canada as a foreigner

    I wish we could just use metric. With work pressures really get annoying as kPa, Pa (ok, understandable using both of those), bar (why not just use kPa or MPa?) and psi are all common. The 2 models don't even use the same units. Luckily no mmHg. I know houses by square feet simply because...
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    Abortion law changes and challenges

    I wonder how easy it is for Americans to order Mifegymiso from Canadian online pharmacies. There have been changes in Canada to make it easier to get, but there are still restrictions, some of the rules are provinicial. A prescribing pharmacist cannot prescribe it, it must be a physician...
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    Abortion law changes and challenges

    Access can be a problem here too though, so it's not the easiest thing. Chemguy heard a woman (maybe on the radio, not sure) who described the issues she had getting one here. She doesn't have a GP which certainly complicated things. She went to a walk-in where the doctor was morally opposed...
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